Move2Learn at Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest 2019

20 Dec 2018
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Move2Learn will participate in Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest 9th & 10th January 2019

Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest is organised and hosted by Camera-Obscura & World of Illusions Edinburgh and brings together a range of partners offering science-based activities for the under 5s. 

The Move2Learn team along with Wee Science, also from The University of Edinburgh, will be joining The Young EngineersFun Scientists, Ruby and Zed from the Royal Zoologial Society of Scotland, and Mess Around Edinburgh for this years space-themed event.

The team will be participating in the festival by encouraging young people (and their parents or guardians) to try out ‘science charades’.  Based on the classic game, science charades is about communicating everyday science words in different ways.  Some participants may be asked to communicate a science concept using gesture only while others might be asked to combine gesture and speech. 

The Move2Learn team are interested in particular ‘concept-relevant’ actions and gestures which support science learning.  The project is informed by research suggesting the way we think is inseparably linked to our body-based experiences in the world.

The festival runs from 7-11th January.  Move2Learn will be participating on Wednesday 9th January (afternoon) and Thursday 10th January (morning).  Book earlybird tickets here

You can find out more about Move2Learn project here.  The project website is in development but further information about the team can be found here


This material is based upon work supported under a collaboration between the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Wellcome Trust, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) via a grant from the NSF (NSF grant no. 1646940) and a grant from the Wellcome Trust with ESRC (Wellcome Trust grant no. 206205/Z/17/Z) Disclaimer:Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of NSF, the Wellcome Trust, or ESRC.